I am not a religious person, but we all believe in something (or believe in nothing), and we choose exactly those theses that are most suitable for our worldview. I believe that everything in the world is energy (this is even proven by science), in reincornation and karma (this is not proven by science). And…More
Refugeenotes: how I found my first place to live in Belfast.
So, my plans have changed. I walked out of the Home office with my luggage in the middle of the day and started looking for a place to stay soon.I didn’t have many options. I did not know anyone, I did not have enough money to rent a room (everywhere they asked for a large…More
Love is for everyone 🙌
Last month there was a pride. A celebration of the diversity of love relationships and freedom of expression.I grew up in a culture where this is not just reprehensible (until now), but still forbidden. I know for a fact that 100% of all men I know from my culture and the vast majority of girls…More
When I first moved to Belfast and realized that I’ll be living here for some time, I urgently began to look for different activities. I was very afraid of falling into the stage when you don’t want to go anywhere, to do anything, but just hide from the world in the bed (because it was…More
Refugeenotes: how to find the Home Office.
So, I made the decision to apply for refugee status. And, it would seem, the heaviest is already behind, but no. It turned out that being in the country I did not know where to go with my request. I lived in a small village called Moy and visited the capital of Northern Ireland, Belfast,…More
Can I write about it?
You know that my blog now carries a certain topic – it is about the process of obtaining refugee status in the UK and all the emotional difficulties on the way to this. Yes, I write not only about this, but in general this is the main line of my articles.It’s both a big plus…More
Why is it hard to be good friends with locals 🇬🇧:
In a recent post, I wrote few tips about how to make friends in another country. And I still personally put them into practice.I already have a good social circle in Belfast and some people, I hope, will be my good friends in the future. But between all my new acquaintances there is one pattern…More
refugeenotes: how I decided to become an asylum seeker.
As you already know, I arrived in Northern Ireland in November 2021, before the war in Ukraine began. I arrived in the country legally, on a 6 months work visa and planned to fly home after the end of the contract. But life has made its own adjustments. I worked in a place where the…More
Cons of the UK:
In one of the previous articles, I talked about the Pros of the UK. Yes, it’s great that everyone in this country is socially protected, but at the same time lots of people don’t use these possibilities. I see in Northern Ireland a huge number of homeless people sleeping on the streets. They sleep on…More
Refugeenotes: what hasn’t changed in me during the war
I believe that it’s interesting to develop and change yourself. And often inner changes affect our lives as a whole. But not everything can be changed, some character traits, habits, features remain with us for a long time or forever. I have already written about what has changed in me during my stay in Northern…More